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music. http://scratch. games. animations.mit. If you have a SCRATCH account.edu . This guide shows you how to make a project in SCRATCH .t i n t e G g Started SCRATCH is a programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories. go to SCRATCH and click Create . sign in so your project saves. and art. To start a new project.

Click on the block to make the cat move.edu .1 t r M a t oving S Drag a MOVE block into the Scripts area. http://scratch.mit.

Click and listen.2 Add a Sound Click Drag out a PLAY DRUM and snap it onto the MOVE block. If you can’t hear it. http://scratch.mit.edu . check that the sound on your computer is on. You can choose different drums from the pull-down menu.

Add another PLAY DRUM block.mit.t r a t 3 S a Dance Add another MOVE block. Click inside the block and type in a minus sign. then choose a drum from the menu. Click to run. http://scratch.edu . Click on any of the blocks to run the stack.

http://scratch.mit. To drag a stack. You want the mouth of the REPEAT to wrap around the other blocks. Click to run. pick it up from the top block. You can click on any block to run a stack. You can change how many times it repeats.4 n i a g and Again A Drag out a REPEAT block and drop it on top of the stack.edu .

Click inside the SAY block and type to change the words. Then snap the SAY block on the top. http://scratch.edu . Click to try it.S o y a 5 S mething Click the LOOKS category and drag out a SAY block.mit.

e n e r Flag 6 G Drag out a block and snap it on top. http://scratch. To stop. Whenever you click the green flag.mit.edu . click the stop button. your script will start.

edu .. Click to see what it does.. Drag out a CHANGE EFFECT block.g n a h 7 C e Color Now try something different.mit. http://scratch.

mit.edu . You can choose a different key from the pull-down menu. http://scratch.P y e 8 K ress Snap on a Now press the space bar on your keyboard.

edu . Click OK. The new backdrop now appears on the Stage. http://scratch.mit.9 Add a Backdrop You can add a backdrop to the Stage. Choose a backdrop from the library (such as “Spotlight-Stage”). Click to choose a new backdrop.

http://scratch. click then click People and select “Cassy Dance.10 Add a Sprite Each object in Scratch is called a sprite. click one of these buttons. NEW SPRITE BUTTONS: Choose from the library Paint your own sprite Upload your own image or sprite Take a picture (from a webcam) To add this sprite.mit.edu . To add a new sprite.” You can drag the characters to where you want them.

(MP3. http://scratch. AIF.o l r p x 11 E e! Now you can tell the sprite what to do. or explore on your own. Click the SCRIPTS tab. or WAV format) Then. and drag in a PLAY SOUND block.edu . Then click on a different costume for the sprite. ADD SOUND Click the SOUNDS tab. Choose your sound from the pull-down menu. Try the following. You can Choose Record Or Import a sound your own sound a sound file. Create a script that switches between costumes.mit. CHANGE COSTUMES Each sprite can have more than one costume. click the SCRIPTS tab. ANIMATE You can animate a sprite by switching between costumes. To change the current costume. click the COSTUMES tab.

edu . It also explains what each of the blocks in SCRATCH does. click Tips: The Tips Window shows example scripts you can use in your project.mit. http://scratch. For more ideas.12 Tips! Type a title for your project.

To find out more. click or go to http://scratch. When you share. (If you want to save the file to your computer drive. click the File menu and choose “Download to your computer. Click for full screen viewing. Type in notes about your project. make sure to sign in.e a v n d Share a S To save your project online.edu . click Project Page Click for others to see and play with your project.”) When you are ready. Now what? You can a new project or for ideas.edu/help http://scratch. others can visit and interact with your project.mit.mit.

media. and animations – and share your creations with others on the web. create.edu). and learn. Inversoft. Our group develops new technologies that. games.Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories. and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.mit. findings. expand the range of what people can design. and the MIT Media Lab research consortia. Supported by NSF Grants 0325828 and 1002713. Google. Microsoft. Intel Foundation. in the spirit of the blocks and fingerpaint of kindergarten. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab (http://llk. LEGO Foundation. MIT Media Lab . Any opinions. Dell. The Scratch project has been supported with funding from the National Science Foundation. MacArthur Foundation. ©2013 Lifelong Kindergarten Group.